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From the monthly archives: December 2007

When you invite good friends and provide great tasting food and cocktails, you create an ambiance that will naturally start conversations and provide entertainment. Also remember to set the right mood with the right music for your event. Cocktails are a big part of the party. Have fun serving new & innovative cocktails or cocktails that match your party theme.

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The oystermen who worked the estuary of Maryland’s Lynnhaven River kept a special barrel for the largest, choicest specimens they raked up from the waters of Chesapeake Bay. “For Mr. Brady,” read the label on the barrel, and when the catch was in, the oysters were iced down and loaded onto an express train bound for Manhattan and Charles Rector’s restaurant.

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Creating Cocktails

On December 1, 2007 By

When people ask Barbara Akin what she does for a living, she asks them if they have ever been to a restaurant and seen one of those brightly colored drink menus with pictures of exotic libations. “That’s what I do,” she tells them. Barbara Akin is a beverage consultant.

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Pru

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As you can plainly see
I’m from off the lone prairie,
Got a ranch out there; I call it “Mornin’ Dew.”
But the cowboy life was lonely
Til I found my one and only,
A red-haired widder gal, the name a’ Pru.

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Topping a Tenderloin

On December 1, 2007 By

No tenderloin is complete without some great sauces. Complete your dish with these recipes.

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Wildwood Dean

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As long as I live you can always find me close to the Ole Red River. I was born here, raised here, my heart and soul are here, along the sand bars and swift waters, listening to the wind whispering through the willers,” said Dean Price, better known as Wildwood Dean.

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Perfect Tenderloin

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Enjoy the perfect beef tenderloin with this recipe from Chef Cathy Zeis.

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Enjoy a refined and classy taste with these Poached Salmon Tarts. Cooked in white wine and sprinkled with Dill, prepare it for your guests to get them all talking about your cooking.

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Marinated Cheeses

On December 1, 2007 By

This colorful and tasty appetizer has great presentation, and it is an excellent wonderment for the holidays.

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Oyster Shooters

On December 1, 2007 By

Spice up standard raw oysters with this recipe by Chef Cathy Zeis. Makes a great cocktail party appetizer.

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